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Daemon
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Research Links Five Psychiatric Disorders

What do autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia have in common? Apparently, they all share common genetic risk factors. A study of 61,000 people found four genetic variants that appear to increase the risk of all five disorders. There are likely hundreds of other genes that play a role in the development of psychiatric disorders, and identifying them could advance the ways we diagnose and treat mental illness. More...
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The years of the Reagan administration sent this country back to the 1800's when it comes to mental health care. We are still paying a high price for our failure to address the treatment of mental illness.

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